Arisaig

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  1. haddy

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    Hi all , I've just booked a boating trip in August west coast Scotland we plan to stay at portnadoran campsite Arisaig with the MH for 10 day while we sail around Eigg -'Rum-Skye has anyone stayed at portnadoran? Cheers
     
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    cant remember the name of the site now, but there are not many sites in Arisaig, way back when the road to Mallaig was proper single track and well used by fishing artics we stayed there with our caravan

    Took a random boat trip to Eig and Rhum, life changer for me, saw seals, dolphins then a Minke whale right under our 25' boat, whale was bigger than us :)

    Beautiful area, have a great time
     
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    Friends have stayed at Portnadoran and say it is fine. However, to get there, you drive past Sunnyside Croft campsite, which we have used a few times. It is excellent in all respects, if a little expensive.
     
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    They have a Loch Ness type monster in Loch Morar, or so I was told after I had spent the day fly fishing there on my honeymoon during the 1976 heat wave........(saw nowt though).
     
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    Not stayed on Portnadoran, but can recommend Invercaimbe Caravan And Campsite we stayed there a few years ago, fantastic place
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg @golly that looks like it might be the same site we stayed on when returning from Skye on the ferry. Wonderful views, but we did notice that the static caravans on the coast all had fore and aft steel bands to hold them down. Guess they suffer from bad wind up there?
     
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    Nice pictures. .. If it's the same site then I'm fairly sure yours are at silversands Portnaluchaig Arisaig...
    Had a few barbies on the beach between the rocks... shownIn your second picture..
    Ta Andy
     
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    @andy63 that name does ring a bell. We had planned to stay te a couple of days and soak up the view and the weather, but during that first night we found out for ourselves what the weather was like! So we headed south next morning. We went back to Skye and parts north again last September and enjoyed even better weather, especially above Ullapool. Gary
     
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    I think that you will find the islands interesting , on Eigg there are two caves worth visiting ,one the Cathedral cave and the other the massacre cave , the island had a tea room down by the harbour, Rum is a place of scientific interest where Red deer are studied, the island was given to the national trust by the previous owners , Eigg is owned by the islanders themselves , i was part of the fund raising effort called the Friends of Eigg , the previous two owners both had a negative impact on the islanders lifes. The area is Beautifull and you may see a variety of sea life(y)(y)
     
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    Hi Gary....snap that's around the time (September )i was up at Arisaig. 4 nights there before setting off on a nc500 route.. The weather was great and midge free.. There are some beautiful little beaches and coves if you take the minor road to malaig from the camp site in Arisaig.
    Unfortunately I lost all my pictures off the sd card on phone before downloading them so will have to do it all again lol.. and hope the weather is as good..
    Cheers Andy
     
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    @andy63 and @Candapack the beaches above Ullapool were the best we have ever seen and so was the cycling. Just wish we didn't live so far away now. Sutherland from Yorkshire was a long haul, but from deepest Cornwall it's about 800 miles! That beach on Candapack's avatar looks familiar.... image.jpeg
     
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  12. John Laidler

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    Morag by name I think and Loch Morar is very deep - the bottom is below sea level by quite a bit.
     
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    Clashnessie and Clactoll beaches above Ullapool are beautiful
     
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    Second that one of our favourite sites, fantastic views, good bike rides, free range eggs, basic but everything we enjoy.
     

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